Classes & Extended Courses

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Classes are offered on Sunday morning and Monday and Tuesday evenings. An ongoing sewing class is offered on Sunday afternoon. Classes series start at different times of the year and are organized around six core topics:

  • Buddha's Life and Early Texts
  • Buddhist Psychology
  • Buddhist Wisdom
  • Ethics and Compassion
  • Zen
  • Contemporary Buddhism

For class and workshop registration, please use the Register Online button on the event page, or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362). We accept Visa or Mastercard.

Refund Policy

15 days or more: $20 service charge
14 - 8 days: 50% of the total fees
7 days or less: no refund
(minimum cancellation fee: $20)


Fees vary based on number of class meetings, but the basic fee is $20 per class meeting, with a reduced fee for members and those with limited income; see each class for fee information.

About Registration, Scholarships, and Cancellations

An Introduction to Buddhism and Ecology (class), GGF 9/2 – 9/30

With Wendy Johnson
Five Sundays, 7:45 – 8:45 am

Coming of Age Program 2018 – 2019

Coming of Age Program 2018 – 2019

For 7th and 8th Grade Boys and Girls
Monthly meetings, September 2018 to May 2019

The Three Marks of Existence (class), GGF 8/27 – 10/1

With MyoĒ Doris Harder
August 27 – October 1, 7:30 – 8:45 pm

Turning Towards Life through the Buddhist Practice of Recollecting Death (class), GGF 8/28 – 10/2

Co-taught by Jiryu Rutschman-Byler, Sara Tashker, and Sonja Gardenswartz
August 28 – October 2, 7:30 – 9 pm

The Great Compassion of Zen (class), GGF 10/22 – 11/26

With Senior Dharma Teacher Reb Anderson
Six Mondays, October 22 – November 26, 7:30 – 9 pm

Sewing Buddha's Robe

Sewing Buddha's Robe

Instruction in sewing a rakusu, Buddha’s robe, is offered for those who are preparing for the Bodhisattva Initiation Ceremony with a Zen Center or affiliated teacher.